Gangsta's Paradise, 1920s edition

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Wow.

It must be wonderful to be able to open your mouth and pour sound like that into the world.

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My favorite cover of this song:

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Well that was lovely.

I’m imagining this band in concert (with Pomplamoose as opening act) and nope, nope nope.

That’s exactly how I feel watching any of their stuff. Everybody involved is just incredibly good at what they do and they have such obvious joy in it, it’s just such a great YouTube rabbit hole to go down.


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Reminds me a bit of Max Raabe and the Palast Orcehster:

(except they remix songs tongue firmly in cheek)

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23 skidoo! Dig that razzmatazz!

Oohh. Speak those rhotic words to me, baby.

I believe this is a group my kiddo likes.

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My son talked me into taking him to one of PMJ’s shows a while back and it was just amazing and wonderful.

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New Order sans synth

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Re: that cover of Creep… listen, repeat. listen, repeat. ok once more, listen. back to work. outstanding.

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Damn but that rendition of Creep was great!

Even though I can never hear Creep now without thinking of this. But what I just watched nearly made me forget it. :wink:

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love me some Postmodern Jukebox… especially with Haley Reinhart.

Gracious me, but that dress is fabulous.

Which was a blatant rip-off of STEVIE WONDER’S Pastime Paradise…

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Wonder received writing credits and performed the song live with Coolio at a music awards. Plus, apparently (I just read this while fact checking myself) the song’s lyrics don’t contain any profanity at Wonder’s insistence. I think Stevie Wonder was happy to work with others and share music.

And now my internet-forum defense of Coolio’s honour is complete! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Okay, then. It’s still Stevie Wonder’s song.

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Definitely. The rap is Coolio, the music for the chorus (that is, the part that made it a hit) is written by Stevie Wonder, who is fucking fantastic.

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